Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri was recently honored with the Excellence in Research Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) Division.
Dr. Rachuri was selected for this award in recognition of his contributions in the area of smart manufacturing, including fostering transdisciplinary research that brings together data and information science with manufacturing technologies to make manufacturing systems smarter and more sustainable.
Dr. Rachuri, an international expert in smart manufacturing, is a technology manager in the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). In this role, he uses his technical expertise to oversee the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) – which accelerates the development and large-scale adoption of advanced sensors, controls, modeling, data analytics simulation, and platform development to radically improve the efficiency of U.S. manufacturing.
CESMII is backed by $70 million in funding from AMO, with matching funds from the private sector and local and state organizations. The consortium includes nearly 200 partners from across academia, industry, and non-profits – hailing from more than 30 states.
Before joining AMO in 2016, Dr. Rachuri worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he was an industrial engineer with the Life Cycle Engineering Group in the systems integration division. Prior to that, he was a research professor at The George Washington University. He earned an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Anna University and a Ph.D. in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Computer Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science.
Dr. Rachuri has been a member of ASME for 16 years and was elected as an ASME Fellow in 2012 for his significant contributions to the areas of information and semantic modeling of product life cycle management, and the application of measurement science for sustainable manufacturing. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering with Adventure in Science, a Saturday program that brings together students and scientists to discuss a variety of topics in science and inspires the next generation of scientists.
Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.
EERE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing and promote American economic growth and energy security.